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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘South Korea’

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

On the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. The missile was fired from the country’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, and traveled roughly 310 miles over land before touching down in the Sea of Japan. North Korea routinely test-fires missiles as …

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Can These Ceiling Fans Kill You in Your Sleep?

Many folks have ceiling fans in their homes. They are great for circulating air in both summer and winter months. But did you know that millions of people believe that ceiling fans can kill you? The belief, which is widely held in South Korea, is called “fan death”. It technically applies to any electric fan, including ceiling fans, that are …

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South Korea Ferry Incident: Owner Missing, Crew Members Indicted

The tragedy of the Sewol sinking has angered many South Koreans and observers from around the world. In an attempt to bring justice and closure to the situation, South Korean prosecutors are moving forward with plans to severely punish anyone connected with possibly causing the South Korean ferry disaster. All crew members responsible for the ship’s steering had been detained …

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North Korea’s State Owned News: “Obama is a monkey”

Propaganda is usually more eloquent, combined with images of gallantry and false promises through meaningless slogans; a rhetoric that allows for no free thought or discussion – ‘you’re either with us or against us.’ North Korea spares no elegance when it tries to make a point, whether it’s a myriad of empty threats, execution by flamethrower, or bombardments from its …

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S. Korea Ferry Disaster: Survivor Count Lowered

Nearly a month has passed since the tragic sinking of the Sewol ferry. As the nation of South Korea continues to mourn, it has been learned that government officials were wrong about the number of survivors. This has lead to the lowering of the survivor count. Coast guard chief Kim Suk-kyoon has said that the true number of survivors following …

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S. Korea Ferry Sewol Frequently Exceeded Cargo Limit

As the investigation into the sinking of the Sewol continues, it becomes clear that there is more to the ship’s sinking than an inept captain and crew. Hundreds of people are now dead or missing because of a gross violation of maritime law that may have started with the ship’s owners. A major factor in the sinking of the South …

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Seung-Yul Noh: 22-Year-Old South Korean Wins Zurich Classic On PGA Tour

On Sunday, Seung-Yul Noh won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. At 22 years old, the South Korean native is the fourth player under the age of 25 to win on the PGA tour. He worked his way towards a two-stroke victory with a one-under-par 71. During the event, Noh wore black and yellow ribbons on his hat as a …

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South Korea Ferry Disaster: Prime Minister Resigns

The prime minister of South Korea resigned on Sunday. The act comes amid a growing wave of criticism heaved at the Korean government over its handling of the Sewol incident and subsequent rescue efforts. Former Prime Minister Chung Hong-won said in a statement that the rising tide of “sadness and resentment of the public” played a major role in his …

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South Korea Ferry Disaster: Over One Hundred Dead

It has been nearly one week since the Sewol sank into waters off the southern coast of South Korea. In recent days, the death toll has risen sharply. Over a hundred bodies have been recovered thus far with many more expected to be located as search efforts continue. A wall of Korean policemen acted as a cordon as bodies were …

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Sunken South Korean Ferry’s Captain Arrested

A South Korean ferry sank off the country’s southern coast on Wednesday. Lee Joon-seok, who captained the Sewol during the tragic incident, was taken into police custody on Saturday along with two other crew members. Lee faces five separate charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. The 68-year-old man has four decades of experience as a ferry …

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Ferry Sinks in South Korea Leaving Hundreds Missing

A passenger ferry sank off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday morning, leaving hundreds missing and at least six people dead. The ship flipped flipped while sinking, possibly trapping hundreds of passengers inside. According to a report from The Korea Herald, the ferry sank off the coast of South Korea’s Jindo Island south of the country’s mainland. The incident …

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South Korean Ship Sinks Into Freezing Waters

A South Korean passenger ferry sunk into the freezing waters off the nation’s southwest coast on Wednesday, according to

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